Economics and Policy

Economics Relating to Anaerobic Digestion

The economics of digesters vary widely and depend upon many variables. The consistent issues that arose in NY are:

  • Current avoided cost prices paid to producers do not allow for economic viability for the AD system
  • Cost estimates for projects have sometimes been unrealistic
  • Tipping fees can offset the operational and management costs of the AD
  • Lenders view digesters as high lost capital items

Economic Resources

Policy Relating to Anaerobic Digestion

The policy of New York State that both supports and governs anaerobic digestion can be confusing to navigate. On this webpage, we have listed resources to help understand these topics.

Policy Resources